Erewash has more alcohol-related admissions than the national average, with the biggest increase being seen in women aged over 45.

Wellbeing Erewash is one of a number of partners tackling the issue and has commissioned the University of Derby to research local women’s drinking habits and how to help them consider healthier choices. Through using the university to explore culture and habits rather than health staff, we are seeing more honest and open responses, which is improving our understanding of the real underlying issues.

We have also been able to involve healthcare assistants by holding person-centred conversations with individuals during healthchecks, encouraging women to think about their own wellbeing in an empowered way.

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